2022 Lebowitz Prize

The American Philosophical Association and Phi Beta Kappa are pleased to announce that Cristina Lafont, the Harold H. and Virginia Anderson Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, and Alex Guerrero, Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, have won the 2022 Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement and Contribution.

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Welcome ΦBK’s Newest Chapters

The Phi Beta Kappa Society welcomed three new chapters this past spring at the following institutions: Rollins College on March 3, University of North Carolina at Charlotte on April 20, and Providence College on April 26. Phi Beta Kappa now counts chapters at 293 institutions among its ranks. ΦBK Secretary and CEO Frederick M. Lawrence […]

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Key Connections Events 2022

For the sixth consecutive year, Phi Beta Kappa is partnering with its network of local alumni associations to host Key Connections events throughout September and October.

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Key Into Public Service Scholars 2022

Inspired by many Phi Beta Kappa members who have shaped the course of our nation through local, state, and federal service, the Society announces the 20 recipients of the Key into Public Service scholarships.

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2022 Sibley & Jensen Winners

Abigail Fields of Yale University is the winner of the 2022 Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship. Alexis Stanley of UC Berkeley is the winner of the 2022 Walter J. Jensen Fellowship. Both awards will be used for doctoral research in France.

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ΦBK Visiting Scholar Adriana Zavala

Through the study of artworks by Adriana Corral, Teresita Fernández, Guadalupe Maravilla, Carlos Martiel, Sandy Rodriguez, and Juan Sánchez, Zavala explores how racialization as a violent form of social differentiation cannot be separated from the critical study of geopolitical power. 

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Embracing Differences 

Diagnosed with autism at age five, Jory Fleming (ΦBK, University of South Carolina) struggled in classrooms designed to favor neurotypical brains. He would eventually become a Rhodes Scholar.

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Making a Positive Impact

One of Phi Beta Kappa’s newest members from Washington College, Teresa Draves, represents excellence in the classroom and in her sport.

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Sam Englebardt Joins iHeart Media

Through all his work at tech companies, Englebardt (ΦΒΚ, University of Colorado) has explored an interest in the intersection between content, consciousness, and exponential technologies.

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Novelist and Poet Erika L. Sánchez

Most recognized for her New York Times bestselling novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Sánchez’s Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir is forthcoming in July.

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Colorado Gains Insights from New Recreation Industry Director

Graduating ΦBK from Earlham College in 2013, Conor Hall’s degree in political science and government has propelled him into Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry with additional missions of saving the environment and promoting sustainable and healthy living.

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Interview with Jenn Shapland

Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir by Jenn Shapland (Tin House) is the 2021 recipient of Phi Beta Kappa’s Christian Gauss Award.